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Council has announced its intention to expand and redevelop the overall play area, removing he existing paddling pool and replacing it with naturalistic water play features set in a nature-
The project has been designed by award winning landscape architects Davies White Ltd.. With input from Council, from several public consultation events held at The Hawthorns and from children at several local schools. The overall theme of the design is re-
The project received planning consent in early 2017 and construction is likely to start in late spring with the project open by summer 2017. The new play area will be fenced and designated as a dog-
Playground Concept © Davies White Ltd.
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It is proposed to link the new play area to The Hawthorns (where cafe and toilet facilities are located) by a new gravel path of gentler gradient than the current path.
As for most development on registered Common land, Council has had to apply to the Government for what is known as Section 38 Consent for the works to be undertaken.
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